Why in the world is pointing out "Dabo's success at this point is limited to a brief window of time" translated through imaginary imputation of motives into, "You hate Dabo"?The hate for Dabo on this board is ridiculous - you may not like him as a person but he knows how to run a highly successful college football program. He has won 2 National Championships - played for 2 more - and been in playoffs 6 times. Only Saban has done better in the past 8 years.
I will never understand this argument, which is why I always make fun of it on the NS board.
Dabo Swinney might - MIGHT - someday win eight national championships. It might happen, I don't know.
But bear this in mind:
Dabo took over a team that started the year at 9 and imploded, getting the job when Tommy Gun bolted more out of "well, we need someone to finish out the season" than anything else. He took over a program on more solid footing and spent the next SEVEN years building it into something. Saban took over a team wracked with probation unsure of itself and won a national title in his third year.
Of course - it's an unfair comparison because age and because it wasn't Saban's first job.
The question NOW is whether he's a one-trick pony or a genius. I'll refrain from saying because the data will win out in the end, but let's drop this idea that "pointing out Dabo is for the first time losing assistants and his depth advantage to the NFL" equals "you hate Dabo," which is ludicrous.